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Raccoon Mountain Caverns

319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2100
+1 423-821-9403
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Incredible campground, Awesome Cavern

We arrived late at the campground and the friendly staff greeted us, immediately showed us to our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jamie K
Much less crowded than Ruby Falls!

We went to Ruby Falls and to Raccoon Mountain Taverns during our trip, Ruby Falls was beautiful at... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mhindal
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Raccoon Mountain Caverns is located just 1.3 miles off of I-24 at the Lookout Valley exit (#174), and is less than ten minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Visitors are presented with a cave in its natural state and our 45-minute (+/-) Crystal Palace Walking Tour allows them to view thousands of diverse formations - stalagtites, stalagmites, delicate soda straws, flowstone, rimstone pools, draperies, columns, natural bridges, and a rare shield formation. We also offer a variety of wild cave "spelunking" expeditions for those who want to view beyond the lighted pathways and explore deeper into the mountain. Our Waterfall Dome expedition permits visitors to view the areas tallest underground, natural (unassisted) flowing waterfall.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crystal palace” (90 reviews)
“cave tour” (134 reviews)
“echo room” (30 reviews)
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319 W Hills Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37419-2100
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+1 423-821-9403
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived late at the campground and the friendly staff greeted us, immediately showed us to our spot, and invited us to the movie they were hosting that night. The next morning, we panned for gems and then toured the beautiful cave. Afterwards, we hiked...More

Thank Jamie K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Ruby Falls and to Raccoon Mountain Taverns during our trip, Ruby Falls was beautiful at the end with the lights and the waterfall, but I would say Raccoon Mountain Taverns was a far better experience, it is much more informative, you can...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Fun and educational. We did the Echo Room tour and yes we crawled in spots but it was so fun! Very informative guide that answered every question. We highly recommend this trek underground.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Justin, was AMAZING!! He ensured everyone was sufficiently challenged yet he knew when someone was struggling and managed that effectively. We were a part of the 3-hour Echo Tour, and he was so knowledgeable! Definitely a place to check out when near Chattanooga.

Thank abbyweber1997
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most fun we’ve had in a while. Our guide Justin was great! He helped when needed and answered questions along the way. Prepare to get very dirty!

Thank Cocosanford
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the Crystal Palace tour with a 12 yr old girl & 18yr old boy & both of them enjoyed the journey and said they would like to go back & do one of the more adventurous tours!!! Our guide was awesome @ pointing things...More

Thank afrodiva
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, 6 year-old son, and I went on the Canyon Crawl tour with a group of about 18. Most of the kids were ten or younger. Our guide, Justin, was extremely friendly and professional. At first, we were a bit nervous about our son...More

Thank jmmtree
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys are typical active kids. It's difficult to find things that both a 12-year-old and a 6-year old enjoy doing on vacation. Either one is bored or it's only for older kids. Sometimes getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister, my 18yo daughter and I all did the 2 hour cave adventure early April 2018. It was exhilarating and challenging - the structure was incredible to view. We traversed interesting terrain and we were given easy or squeezy options (the easy wasn't "easy"...More

Thank SirRach
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unbelievable experience. We did the waterfall 3.5 hr tour and had Justin as our guide. The next time we do this it will be the longer gypsum tour because of how much fun we had! Our group was aged 45 to 8...More

Thank Andy J
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Caroline0805
18 March 2018|
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Response from XLR8TOR | Reviewed this property |
about 1 hour in the cave. Its cool!
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fiddlestix36
5 March 2018|
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Response from RubixTrips | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Try the website.
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Robert B
9 February 2018|
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Response from PalmettoSumac | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think it's possible, not only because of size but because of the physical stamina required. I'm in good physical shape & I was exhausted after our 4 hour tour! They have specific size requirements so I would call... More
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